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security correspondent jennifer griffin on the connection between petraeus, aed mistress paula broadwell, and the benghazi attacks. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. close friends of general david petraeus tell us he is devastated and deeply embarrassed by how much pain he has caused his family and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearl year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. here is how she described her mentor to fox's tom sullivan in january. >> everybody says oh, this man is a military genius. this man is seen doing things that nobody else has ever done before. true? >> he is quite a genius. because i think he is able to balance so many different levels of thinking. i don't think all seen ror military officers do. there are many others who do but i don't think all officers have the
it. >> f.b.i. agents raided the home of petraeus' mistress paula broadwell, lawmakers question the timing of events unfolding at a lightning pace after the election. >> why would the raid on the ladies' just happen this week? if this investigation had been going on for months? so i think the f.b.i. has a lot of questions to answer. >> former spokesman for general petraeus incysted publicly the affair ended four months ago. fox news learned in the last week of october at a society dinner washington for the elite of the u.s. intelligence community, paula broadwell was openly bragging about "two book ideas she and the general were pursuing. the witness who asked to remain inon-mouse said broadwell was beaming and showing no sign of distress though the f.b.i. interviewed her a month earlier. >> bret: thank you. bad news for a third general. defense secretary leon panett panetta -- [ inaudible ] general spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and will retire as three-star general, not a four-star. the looming fiscal cliff does not have the sex appeal or intrigue of tangled sp
on top of it. thank you. now to what investigators found in paula broadwell's home computer. here is national security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> as a military intelligence army reserve lieutenant can no paula broadwell has special clearance to view classified information but not to take it home with her. in addition, she could face charms under the uniform code of military justice if she was working for army at the time of her extra marital affair with david petraeus. the army is currently investigating. f.b.i. returned to her home in north carolina monday night and carted away computers and half a dozen boxes of documents we have since learned contain classified information. the f.b.i. has said there is no indication petraeus gave broadwell those documents. the president cited an ongoing investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i have seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on the national security. >> the president was asked whether he thinks the f.b.i. should have told him sooner about the p
and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearly a year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. here is how she described her mentor to fox's tom sullivan in january. >> everybody says oh, this man is a military genius. this man is seen doing things that nobody else has ever done before. true? >> he is quite a genius. because i think he is able to balance so many different levels of thinking. i don't think all seen ror military officers do. there are many others who do but i don't think all officers have the skill. >> the f.b.i. became aware that the c.i.a. director mistress was sending harassing e-mails from several dummy accounts to this woman. jill kelly. petraeus family friend who lived in tampa, florida. kelly's family spent holidays with david petraeus and his wife holly. the f.b.i. became concerned an a
.b.i. investigation over affair with the biographer paula broadwell. the attorney general said it was his call. >> there was not a threat to the national security. had we made the determination that they had a threat to national security existed we would of course made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> reporter: some democrats said the sessions were constructed an put to rest reports comments by broadwell in late october that the c.i.a. annex in benghazi was attacked to free detainees. >> it's also information. i have no information it occurred whatsoever. that there were people being held. >> reporter: tomorrow, the former c.i.a. director david petraeus will testify before closed classified session of the house and senate intelligence committee. separately fox news confirmed that the c.i.a. launched preliminary investigation in to the former director's conduct. chris? >> chris: catherine herridge on capitol hill. we hope to be talking live with saxby chambliss about what is happening in the closed hearing he is attending at this moment. we'll have
.b.i. was part of the investigation. the extramarital atary we're told was with a paula broadwell seen in this picture, traveling with david petraeus. she was actually a biographer. wrote a book about petraeus and revealed she was having this affair. he was having this affair with her in the course of an investigation. f.b.i. was investigating a broader case unrelated to their affair. in the course of the investigation, broadwell's name came up and the f.b.i. followed that and believed that possibly petraeus was some sort of victim of blackmail. could have been a security breach. there was no evidence of that and f.b.i. was involved from the beginning. the president accepted david petraeus' resignation and it to testify ins before benghazi hearings up on capitol hill. we're told he will not testify. he could be compelled to testify. let's bring in panel. steve hayes for "weekly standard." charles lane, opinion writer for ""washington post" post." syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve? >> well, this raises many, many questions. when did the f.b.i. first learn of the affair? wh
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